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01.24.2023

The Howley Foundation establishes Penn College scholarship

01.21.2023

Community walks, listens – and dreams – in solidarity

01.13.2023

Foundation’s latest gift boosts total support to $3.7 million

12.17.2022

Fall Commencement brings year-end burst of new beginnings

12.14.2022

Penn College Police officer’s heroics merit national Silver Star

01.26.2023

Industrial design: a potential ‘perfect fit’

At Penn College, every idea is worth exploring. And no concept is too challenging to consider, especially when you pursue a degree in industrial design. In a new YouTube posting, you’ll learn about a one-of-a-kind program that inspires you to flex your artistic talents, master engineering principles and create purpose-driven designs. “The best thing about the industrial design program at Penn College is that we promote new ideas, problem-solving, idea generation … but then we move them really quickly to something that’s viable in the marketplace,” says professor Thomas E. Ask, your guide for the five-minute video overview. “We don’t want our students to be fearful at all of complexity, of challenges that go beyond sculptural requirements. We really try to marry, very much, the art side with the engineering technical side.”

Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Industrial Design Students
01.24.2023

The Howley Foundation establishes Penn College scholarship

Students from 11 schools in the Philadelphia region will benefit from a Pennsylvania College of Technology scholarship created by The Howley Foundation, which seeks to ensure that students, regardless of economic means, receive a high-quality education.  The scholarship is expected to provide more than $3 million in funding to qualified students over the first 10 years of the program.

The Howley Foundation Scholarship will support up to eight students annually per incoming class. Each student selected will receive $10,000 per year, a $1,000 Penn College Foundation scholarship and access to as much as $18,870 in additional need-based financial aid. Students may pursue associate or bachelor’s degrees and are eligible for four or eight semesters of guaranteed funding, respectively.

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College Relations Scholarships Students
01.24.2023

Students break the ice at Winter Fest

A mock snowball fight and a faux hockey net provide diversion in the lobby.
A mock snowball fight and a faux hockey net provide diversion in the lobby.
Wildcat swag always sweetens the experience!
Wildcat swag always sweetens the experience!
A reindeer viewing pen near the building's west entrance lets students get enviably close to those magnificent mammals.
A reindeer viewing pen near the building’s west entrance lets students get enviably close to those magnificent mammals.
A family-owned food truck brings comfort cuisine to the CC Loop.
A family-owned food truck brings comfort cuisine to the CC Loop.
Make-your-own-snowflake string art made for popular takeaways.
Make-your-own-snowflake string art made for popular takeaways.

More than 50 students attended Winter Fest, a well-timed event given the imminent snowstorm, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Bush Campus Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement, it featured reindeer from Spruce Ridge Farm; The Mad Griller food truck; and winter-themed games, crafts, and prizes.
Photos by Frank T. Kocsis III, student photographer

Events Students
01.24.2023

‘Engagement Series’ makes enlightening visit to PTA lab

Kimberly S. Cordrey, Lumley Aviation Center secretary, appreciates the difficulty of maneuvering a wheelchair.
Kimberly S. Cordrey, Lumley Aviation Center secretary, appreciates the difficulty of maneuvering a wheelchair.
Hurwitz welcomes college co-workers to an informative program overview.
Hurwitz welcomes college co-workers to an informative program overview.
Employees gather around to learn (and feel) how an electrical stimulation unit can strengthen muscles of the body. Back row (from left): Christof Keebaugh, assistant professor of physics; Elizabeth P. Waugh, librarian, virtual and distance learning initiatives; and Jan E. Twardowski, admissions assistant, applications and data control. Foreground (from left): Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor; Angela S. Frontz, coordinator of tutoring; and Snyder-Everitt.
Employees gather around to learn (and feel) how an electrical stimulation unit can strengthen muscles of the body. Back row (from left): Christof Keebaugh, assistant professor of physics; Elizabeth P. Waugh, librarian, virtual and distance learning initiatives; and Jan E. Twardowski, admissions assistant, applications and data control. Foreground (from left): Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor; Angela S. Frontz, coordinator of tutoring; and Snyder-Everitt.

The latest session in People & Culture’s Pride Engagement Series – focused on the physical therapist assistant program at Penn College – was hosted last week by Victoria Hurwitz, director; Sheryl E. Snyder-Everitt and Mary T. Stout, faculty members; and Christine A. Tilburg, clinical director.

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Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant
01.23.2023

Software partnership benefits Penn College students

Automation and electronics students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have a valuable new tool at their disposal, thanks to a partnership with a renowned industrial software provider.

Canary, a Corporate Tomorrow Maker, has donated its Historian time-series database for industrial automation. Valued at $1.98 million, the database will be accessed by students seeking associate and baccalaureate degrees in electronics & computer engineering technology and robotics & automation.

The Canary system is designed to help companies maximize the value of their process data.

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College Relations Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
01.23.2023

Flags lowered in respect for California shooting victims

Flag at half-staffU.S. flags are flying at half-staff, in accordance with a White House proclamation, “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence” over the weekend in Southern California. Eleven people were killed and nine others wounded in a mass shooting at a Monterey Park dance studio. The flags will remain lowered through sunset Thursday.

General Information
01.23.2023

Penn College gallery unveils first multimedia exhibit on screens

Transcending the limitations of the photographic medium, John Singletary creates multidisciplinary installation experiences. His work graces The Gallery at Penn College through March 22.

Singletary’s “Through Lines/Fault Lines” is the first exhibition of multimedia work on screens in the gallery’s history. Located on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the gallery is in its 17th season.

The exhibition includes two installations: “Traces” and “Anahata.”

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Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Students
01.23.2023

‘F’ as in farm … and food … and freebies … and future careers!

Making another impressive appearance at a time-honored winter venue, Pennsylvania College of Technology delivered a Wildcat’s share of crowd-pleasing activities at the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show (Jan. 7-14) in Harrisburg. Visitors could pick the fact-filled brains of faculty, staff and students throughout the week at the Penn College booth in the expansive Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, and were invited to interactively explore academic offerings – only a small sampling of which are shown here – on a rotating daily schedule.

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Alumni Automated Manufacturing & Machining Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Business, Arts & Sciences Dental Hygiene Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Students
01.22.2023

Penn College wrestling, basketball teams post wins

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers went 3-1 while the men’s and women’s basketball teams each posted a 2-1 week.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
01.21.2023

Community walks, listens – and dreams – in solidarity

Pennsylvania College of Technology was again among the participating partners in Dream Week, which annually celebrates the passionate life and peaceful mission of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The college joined STEP AmeriCorps, Lycoming College, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and United Churches of Lycoming County in offering a number of opportunities for community involvement, starting with a downtown Peace Walk during the Jan. 16 observance of the federal MLK Day holiday. Campus activities included a seed-planting program (co-sponsored by Penn College’s horticulture department and The Potting Bench in South Williamsport); an eye-opening poverty simulation in the Thompson Professional Development Center; and a Unity Day festival during Friday’s basketball doubleheader in Bardo Gymnasium.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.19.2023

Former Penn College dean assumes presidency in Michigan

Paul R. Watson II, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s former dean of academic success, has been named president of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Faculty & Staff
01.18.2023

Graphic design at Penn College: ‘Hyperfocused on outcomes from day one’

All graphic design programs are not created equally. In a new YouTube video, you’ll explore the purpose and philosophy that influence and empower up-and-coming designers at Penn College. See the lab spaces, experience the collaboration and envision building your signature design portfolio alongside a fully engaged community of creators. “For students coming into the program who are new to graphic design, to come out of high schools and have had very little art or design education, we’re totally fine with that,” instructor Nicholas L. Stephenson says. “We take students from a variety of backgrounds and look at this as a very teachable subject area.”

Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Students
01.17.2023

EQT Foundation continues support for career awareness

The EQT Foundation – the philanthropic extension of EQT Corp., the nation’s largest producer of natural gas – is providing a second year of support to help Pennsylvania College of Technology address the national skills shortage and overcome the misconception of “dirty jobs” in technical fields.

The foundation’s $20,000 Parents as Partners in Applied Technology Education grant will help familiarize parents of secondary-school-age students with the importance – and availability – of an applied technology education. It promotes awareness of career opportunities by inviting parents to campus and providing them with resources to enhance their children’s education and career-exploration activities.

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College Relations General Information Parents
01.17.2023

‘RIDE’ along with Penn College’s Baja SAE team

Unloading their trailered vehicle are (from left) Daniel W. Bujcs, of Allentown, automated manufacturing technology; Isaac H. Thollot, of Milford, manufacturing engineering technology; and Baja SAE team leader Marshall W. Fowler, of Sellersville, engineering design technology. (Photo by Lorena Beniquez)
Unloading their trailered vehicle are (from left) Daniel W. Bujcs, of Allentown, automated manufacturing technology; Isaac H. Thollot, of Milford, manufacturing engineering technology; and Baja SAE team leader Marshall W. Fowler, of Sellersville, engineering design technology. (Photo by Lorena Beniquez)

RIDE magazine, a West Branch Life publication that was included in Jan. 13 editions of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, profiled the college’s Baja SAE team in a four-page spread. Building on nearly two decades of accrued experience, the team won consecutive endurance races at prestigious national competitions in May and June with its off-road vehicle. “This club is a 17-year culmination of knowledge. John (G. Upcraft, faculty adviser) would tell us if something wasn’t going to work because of past data,” team leader Marshall W. Fowler told managing editor Lorena Beniquez. “We are standing on a large team, and we still reach out to our alumni with questions or issues we are running into. They did a lot of the hard work for us.”

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Engineering Design Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
01.15.2023

Penn College basketball teams earn UE wins

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams each posted their first United East wins, while its wrestlers got a taste of competition against some of the best in NCAA Division III.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly